The median contractor rate for a Linux Administrator was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux Administrator
UK / Scotland
Rank 102 120 120
Rank change year-on-year +18 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Administrator 5 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.28% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.41% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 4
Median daily rate £413 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.84% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £337 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +14.28% +1.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -42.70% +21.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1660 2453 2740
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.59% 94.78% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1010 1353 1501
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 73
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Linux Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Linux Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Administrator in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Administrator in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Administrator in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux Administrator in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Administrator in Scotland

Linux Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +18 2 - - 1
Glasgow +1 1 - -
Linux Administrator
UK

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Linux Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Linux Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Solaris
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) CommVault
4 3 (30.00%) NetApp
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
4 3 (30.00%) NFS
4 3 (30.00%) IBM
4 3 (30.00%) Sun
5 2 (20.00%) JBoss
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (20.00%) Apache
5 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (20.00%) Perl
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 2 (20.00%) EMC
5 2 (20.00%) TeamSite
5 2 (20.00%) EMC Certification
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Law

Linux Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) JBoss
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (10.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (10.00%) NoSQL
General
1 2 (20.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Solaris
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) AIX
4 3 (30.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (10.00%) C-shell
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) Korn
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) EMC Certification
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) NFS
3 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) TeamSite
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) CommVault
3 3 (30.00%) IBM
3 3 (30.00%) NetApp
3 3 (30.00%) Sun
4 2 (20.00%) Canon
4 2 (20.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) HP